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Fifteen Lectures on Showa Japan

Fifteen Lectures on Showa Japan

Road to the Pacific War in Recent Historiography

Edited by Tsutsui Kiyotada
Translated by Noda Makito and Paul Narum

History

Published by JPIC | ISBN 978-4-916055-60-6 (Hardcover) | ISBN 978-4-86658-050-0 (Paperback) |316 pages | 220mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2016

About the Book

Why did Showa Japan rush to war? Where did Japan fail? This compilation of the most up-to-date studies by 15 leading Japanese historians tries to find answers to these questions. Each chapter contains a list of selected reference books with brief annotations for the benefit of readers who wish to study more about the subject. The fifteen chapters offer nuanced understanding of prewar Showa history that challenges stylized discourse about Showa Japan prevalent in recent historiography.



1.The Washington Treaty System and Shidehara Diplomacy
―Watanabe Kota

2. Enactment of the General Election Law and the Beginning of Democratic Politics
―Koyama Toshiki

3. From the Northern Expeditions to the Assassination of Zhang Zuolin
―Iechika Ryoko

4. London Naval Conference, Imperial Court, Political Parties, and the Imperial Japanese Navy
―Hatano Isamu

5. From the Manchurian Incident to Japan’s Withdrawal from the League of Nations
―Tohmatsu Haruo

6. The Emperor-as-Organ Theory Incident
―Shibata Shin’ichi

7. February 26 Incident and the Ultranationalist Movement in the Showa Era
―Tsutsui Kiyotada

8. The Marco Polo Bridge Incident: From the Signing of the Tanggu Truce to the Failure of the Trautmann Mediation Attempt
―Iwatani Nobu

9. The Deepening Quagmire of the Sino-Japanese War and the Declaration of a New Order in East Asia
―Tobe Ryoichi

10. The Nomonhan Incident and the Japanese-Soviet Neutrality Pact
―Hanada Tomoyuki

11. The Path to the Tripartite Alliance of Japan, Germany, and Italy
―Takeda Tomoki

12. The New Konoe Order and Reform Bureaucrats
―Makino Kuniaki

13. From the US-Japan Negotiations to the Outbreak of War
―Moriyama Atsushi

14. Emperor Hirohito’s “Sacred Decisions” and the Political Process of Japan’s Surrender
―Suzuki Tamon

15. The Occupation of Japan: The International Background behind the Policy of the United States toward Japan
―Iguchi Haruo

About the Author

TSUTSUI Kiyotada

Editor

Born in 1948, Tsutsui is professor and head in the Department of Japanese Culture, also a dean in the Faculty of Literature (Liberal Arts), Teikyo University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation. Tsutsui graduated from the Graduate School of Literature, Kyoto University and holds a Ph.D. in Literature. His area of specialty is modern to contemporary Japanese history and historical sociology. His publications include Showa senzenki no seito seiji [Party Politics in Prewar Showa Era], Chikumashobo; 2.26 Jiken to sono jidai [The February 26 Incident and Its Time], Chikumashobo; Konoe Fumimaro [Fumimaro Konoe],Iwanami Shoten; and 2.26 Jiken to seinen shoko [The February 26 Incident and Young Military Officers], Yoshikawa Kobunkan.

内容紹介

昭和史をめぐっては、実証的研究が着実に進んでいる。にもかかわらず、一般向けにその成果を紹介したものは少ない。近現代の歴史教育にも、最新研究が反映されているとは言い難い。なぜ昭和の日本が戦争へと向かったのか。その失敗はどこにあったのか。その解明に向けて、戦後七十年を機に、気鋭の研究者の最新成果を結集。より進んだ探求をしたい人向けに、参考文献ガイドを付す。昭和史の真実を知りたい読者におくる、最良の戦前期昭和史レクチャー。


目次

ワシントン条約体制と幣原外交/渡邉公太

普通選挙法成立と大衆デモクラシーの開始/小山俊樹

北伐から張作霖爆殺事件へ/家近亮子

ロンドン海軍軍縮条約と宮中・政党・海軍/畑野勇

満州事変から国際連盟脱退へ/等松春夫

天皇機関説事件/柴田紳一

二・二六事件と昭和超国家主義運動/筒井清忠

盧溝橋事件―塘沽停戦協定からトラウトマン工作失敗まで/岩谷將

日中戦争の泥沼化と東亜新秩序声明/戸部良一

ノモンハン事件・日ソ中立条約/花田智之

日独伊三国同盟への道/武田知己

近衛新体制と革新官僚/牧野邦昭

日米交渉から開戦へ/森山優

「聖断」と「終戦」の政治過程/鈴木多聞

日本占領―アメリカの対日政策の国際的背景/井口治夫

著者紹介

筒井清忠(編者)

帝京大学文学部日本文化学科教授・文学部長。東京財団上席研究員。京都大学大学院文学研究科博士課程単位取得退学。博士(文学)。専門は日本近現代史、歴史社会学。著書『昭和戦前期の政党政治』(ちくま新書)、『二・二六事件とその時代』(ちくま学芸文庫)、『近衛文麿』(岩波現代文庫)、『二・二六事件と青年将校』(吉川弘文館)など。

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Original Japanese Version / 原書情報

昭和史講義 ―最新研究で見る戦争への道

昭和史講義 ―最新研究で見る戦争への道

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